Runway Review: Burberry SS19

Spring 2019 for Burberry meant the unveiling of Ricardo Tisci’s version of the iconic fashion-house. Under the bright lights, the creative genius dedicated his debut  to, “the mother and the daughter, the father, and the son,” q collection made for all and sundry, that inhabits little bits of English heritage. When commenting on his synopsis of the range, Tisci responded, “it’s like a patchwork or a mix of the British lifestyle.”

The show was split into three parts, Refined, Relaxed, and Evening. While being teased on Instagram a few days beforehand, the Summer range was a large one, consisting of equal parts heritage style, and new beginnings. The traditional, burnt oatmeal colored trench coat got a romantic upgrade; flecks of feathers were scattered over the fabric and gently jumped in the air. This was followed by a melange of prints, styled into a wearable, modern-classic ensemble of a white and black polka dotted pleat skirt, with matching pussy-bow blouse, donning the signature Burberry check in monochrome. Menswear saw a revival of pants, cardigans, sweatshirts, shirts, coats and quintessential accessories.

It may be the first run for Ricardo but it was a winning one. The mood was bright, the collection was robust and the fash-pack left feeling refreshed, reinvigorated and recharged for the new Burberry.

About the Author

Sabi Datoo-Lalji is a British Fashion Editor and Consultant living in Chelsea, NYC. When she isn't dreaming about Valentino Rock Studs, Sabi can be found practicing yoga and finding zen-like havens for her blog ( Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji